Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95833-2944
Toll Free Number: 1-866-780-5370 (no charge to the calling party)
Phone Number: (916) 263-2222
FAX Number: (916) 263-2246
Hours & Driving Directions
To verify if an individual is licensed, you may use the License Lookup feature on this web site or contact the Board at 1-866-780-5370 or (916) 263-2222 or BPELSG.License.Verifications@dca.ca.gov.
If you are seeking licensure as a professional engineer or a professional land surveyor in another state, you may need to provide them with verification of your examination and licensure status in California. To obtain this verification, you must use the verification system available through NCEES. You will need to log in to your MyNCEES account (or create one) and then follow the directions there to provide verification to the other state. Professional geologists or professional geophysicists seeking verification must complete the Verification of Licensure or Passage of Examinations form. This form must be mailed or faxed to our Board for processing. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing of any verification requests.
To Request an Application
All applications are available on this web site.
Applications cannot be mailed without your complete name, mailing address, social security number and date of birth. NOTE: For applicants outside the United States, the name and address space is limited to four (4) lines, thirty (30) characters per line, including spaces. Be sure your name and address fits within those specifications. Omit punctuation unless required by your postal service.
Questions about Licensure and Certification Qualifications and Applications
Title 16, California Code of Regulations section 412 requires applicants and licensees to notify the board of an address change within thirty (30) days after the change. Please use the Address Change Affidavit to file your change of address. Please mail or fax the Address Change Affidavit to the address/fax number on the top of the form. Please allow 2 weeks for processing.
Renewal Information (for current licenses and licenses that have been expired for less than five (5) years)
(916) 263-2268 or BPELSG.Renewal.Information@dca.ca.gov
If your license has been expired for more than five years, please contact,
Licensed Professionals on Staff
NOTE: Questions about applications should be directed to (916) 263-2222
Questions about the laws should be directed to (916) 263-2284 or BPELSG.Enforcement.Information@dca.ca.gov.
Vacant (Civil Engineer) - (916) 263-2222
Mike Donelson, P.E. (Electrical Engineer) - (916) 572-PELS  or Mike.Donelson@dca.ca.gov
Dallas Sweeney, P.L.S. (Land Surveyor) - (916) 263-2271 or Dallas.Sweeney@dca.ca.gov
Laurie Racca, PG (Geologist) - (916) 263-2406 Laurie.Racca@dca.ca.gov
Outreach (Presentations, college campus visits, and educational materials)
Brooke Phayer - (916) 263-2239 or Brooke.Phayer@dca.ca.gov
Enforcement & Complaint Information
Questions about filing a complaint or to check if enforcement action has been taken against an individual - (916) 263-2284 or BPELSG.Enforcement.Information@dca.ca.gov
The form for filing complaints is available on this website.
NOTE: Do NOT send messages regarding qualifications for certification/licensure, the status of your application, or your examination results to the BPELSG.Enforcement.Information@dca.ca.gov e-mail address. For a timely response, you must send them to the appropriate e-mail address listed on this page for questions regarding Certification or Licensure Qualifications and Applications.
Business and Agencies (Organization Records, Disassociation Notices, and Notices of Departmental Designation)
Questions about businesses or to request an Organization Record form or Disassociation Notice - (916) 263-0937 or BPELSG.Organization.Records@dca.ca.gov
Questions about agencies or to request a Notice of Departmental Designation (NODD) form - (916) 263-2284 or BPELSG.Organization.Records@dca.ca.gov
These forms are available on this website.
Laws and Regulations
Questions about the Professional Engineers Act, the Professional Land Surveyors' Act, and the Geologist & Geophysicist Act, as their associated regulations, should be directed to the Board's Enforcement Unit at (916) 263-2284 or BPELSG.Enforcement.Information@dca.ca.gov
The laws and regulations are available on this website.
Questions or comments about this website: BPELSG.Webmaster@dca.ca.gov
NOTE: Do NOT send messages regarding any of the above topics to the BPELSG.Webmaster@dca.ca.gov e-mail address. For a timely response, you must send them to the appropriate e-mail address listed above.